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I am thinking worst case scenario I will have to replace my Transmission. What should I be looking to pay for labor for a job like that?

I have located several transmission anywhere from $200 - $850 but do not have a clue about how much labor will be or if it is something a couple of friends and I could do.

I have talked to a few local shops and everyone is talking $1500 - $2000 for rebuilding transmission.

So should I rebuild or replace?
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Doh! I had heard you were having trouble of some sort. But I thought it was a loose wire that put you in limp wristed mode?
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ill bet when the cooler line poped off it cooked it,, anyway unless you know its a low mileage used trans id go rebuild, why chance a used unit?,, also for grins and giggles call chrysler and see how much one of there rebuilt units go for, they come with a 3 yr 75k warrinty
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I just read the service manual and as you would think, it looks to be a hassle to pull the tranny out. You can do it, but its not unbolt 2 mounts and drop it out. U gotta pry out CV axles, disconnect some suspension arms, unhook this, unplug that. The only reason I would do it myself is if I had help, some free time and was low on money. If you could get over here to Dave's "shop" we could divy up the work. Have one guy work up top and 2 dissembling on the bottom. I would supervise from the sidelines of course.

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For grins and giggles call chrysler and see how much one of there rebuilt units go for, they come with a 3 yr 75k warrinty
If you are considering a Mopar new or rebuilt, call Moparsupercenter. They may provide the best price. But then how to get it to you? If you did the "Dave" thing we could just pick it up. But if you a limping, a trip here doesn't make sense
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Yeah I am hoping that I can get a couple of "car guys" here locally to help me get one and get in changed out.
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O00ooo, I know that slipping tranny feeling very well, unfortunately :p
Both times it was clutches and lines that were at fault. Smelled horrible of tranny oil too

Think this may be the issue with mine as the car is fine until it has been driven a while at operating temp, then starts to slip out of gear.
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If you get it rebuilt - have them use Raybestos Powertrain Kevlar high energy clutches. p/n RCP96009. That info's going in the DIY powerdemon thread
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Well I am thinking of picking up one from the Junkyard and then rebuilding my current one.
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keith, Gr8crash and i replaced mine, that was a complete bitch to do. If i had to do it again, i would pay to have it done.
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Okay thanks for the input Bruce. BTW did you rebuild or just get a replacement?
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Aaron had blown his car up, but he had just replaced his trans, so i bought it from him and we installed it over a very long weekend..


sat from 8P til 3a
sunday from 2p til 3a
monday he worked on it alone, we finished around 11pm


if you do decide to do it yourself, there are a few tricks i will PM you that may make it easier.
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Thanks I will let you know what I decide to do after the weekend.
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Found a 03 R/T at the local yard that someone was taking the 3.5 (20 minutes to late) out of and the yard (CMC Pull It) stated I could get the tranny for $100 or could get one from one of the other Treps for the same price. R/T had been flipped in case you are wondering why it was in the yard, roof crushed (although I am sure TFC could have rebuilt it)

My issues:

1. Do not know how to remove.
2. Do not know how to reinstall.
3. Do not know what I should be looking for?
4. Why was I 20 minutes late for that 3.5 ($600)
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Wow, you should try to buy that car being that it's the only 03 R/T in existence!!

Don't worry about missing that 3.5, that only means that you and the 2.7 are meant to be.
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